Source: York County Coast Star
Source: Journal Tribune
Source: Seacoast Online
'Point of No Return' to go to all Maine high schools
By Jennifer Feals
KENNEBUNK - A powerful film with local roots that documents the dangers of drinking and driving for youths will be distributed statewide after catching the eye of Secretary of State Charlie Summers.
Using a $12,500 contribution from Maine Beverage Company, 500 copies of the video "Point of No Return," created in 2010 and featuring Kennebunk High School students, will be distributed to schools throughout Maine.
Summers was struck by the film after watching it at Video Creations in Kennebunk, at the invitation of Kennebunk Police Chief Bob MacKenzie. Video Creations produced the film after MacKenzie approached them with the idea.
Maine’s Distilled Spirits Wholesalers Underwrite Effort to Educate Young Drivers on the Dangers of Impaired Driving.
AUGUSTA, Maine –Maine’s Spirits Industry presented Secretary of State Charlie Summers with contributions to purchase 500 copies of the video "Point of No Return" - a video with a powerful lesson for young people on the dangers of drinking and driving. During his "Conversations With the Communities", Secretary Summers was approached by Kennebunk Police Chief, Robert MacKenzie and who invited the Secretary to view the film. "I was so profoundly affected by the message of 'Point of No Return' and impressed by the quality of the production, that I wanted to make sure every high school student across Maine has the opportunity to see this for themselves,” Summers said. “Point of No Return” was produced locally by Video Creations, a Kennebunk video production company after Chief MacKenzie approached them with his idea, and stars Kennebunk High School students. "The idea was to protect the kids in our community - in Kennebunk. We had no idea that it would turn out like this. They say it takes a village to raise a child, what we focused our time, energy and resources on was that it also takes a village to protect a child," said Video Creations President, L. Blake Baldwin.
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